Fast maximum-likelihood tree building on large datasets with RAxML

RAxML Plugin

RAxML (Randomized Axelerated Maximum Likelihood) is a fast implementation of maximum-likelihood (ML) phylogeny estimation that operates on both nucleotide and protein sequence alignments.

Quick Start

Install the plugin by downloading the gplugin file and dragging it in to Geneious Prime or use the plugin manager in Geneious Prime (under Tools - Plugins in the menu).

Once installed, run the plugin by selecting a multiple sequence alignment and clicking on Tree in the toolbar. RAxML is available as an option at the top of the Tree building options window.


4.0 (29 Oct 2018) – Download

– Added link to RAxML website

– Added citation information for RAxML

3.0 (29 Sep 2017) – Download for Geneious 10.0

– Recompiled binaries to work on all supported platforms

2.0 (27 Sep 2016) – Download for Geneious 10.0

– Update RAxML to version 8.2.7

1.0 (02 Sep 2013) – Download for Geneious 7.0

– First release


Alexandros Stamatakis : “RAxML-VI-HPC: Maximum Likelihood-based Phylogenetic Analyses with Thousands of Taxa and Mixed Models”, Bioinformatics 22(21):2688–2690, 2006 [4].


Get started with Geneious today